KEYS PIRATES: BLACK CAESAR, BLACKBEARD, AND THE CREATION OF A LEGEND

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Black Caesar is a famous Florida Keys pirate, right? When this version of his story is told — consider it Black Caesar 1.0  — he is presented...

BARSTOOL ASTROLOGY: LEO SEASON IS GOING TO BE BIG & BOLD

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Leo season is upon us, with an energy akin to Texas: big, brazen and boldly belt-buckled, shining relentlessly on those who have to squint and bear it. While...

IN THEIR WORDS: MARATHON’S JOHN BARTUS USES PANDEMIC DOWNTIME TO RECORD ALBUM OF ‘PERSONAL’...

Spend any time in the Middle Keys and you’ll hear John Bartus singing and playing guitar — or piano. His “Perpetual Island Tour” has been going for...

DIVING INTO POP CULTURE: HISTORY OF DIVING MUSEUM DEBUTS FEATURE EXHIBIT

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By John Christopher Fine History of Diving Museum’s extraordinary collection of antique diving helmets, equipment and ocean discovery exhibits make for an educational and entertaining visit. Added to...

HISTORICAL DIG: RESEARCH ARCHAEOLOGISTS DIG INTO 1800S LIFE IN KEY WEST

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Digging a 2-foot hole in one’s backyard usually wouldn’t warrant a team of student archaeologists from the University of Miami. But then, most backyards don’t date back...

WILD THINGS: THE SECRET LIVES OF YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS

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It would be tough to be a yellow-billed cuckoo in the Florida Keys if you viewed yourself through the eyes of a birdwatcher, because, well, you’d always...
Fired Up – Firefighters throw BBQ for community - A stove top oven sitting inside of a pizza on a grill - Barbecue

EVENTS ARE BACK! CHECK OUT THE BBQ, BREWS & BANDS

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My friend and luthier Dean Nickless (he builds amazing acoustic guitars and takes great care of my herd) recently shared a pertinent bit of wisdom with me....
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EVENTS ARE BACK! CHECK OUT THE BBQ, BREWS & BANDS

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My friend and luthier Dean Nickless (he builds amazing acoustic guitars and takes great care of my herd) recently shared a pertinent bit of wisdom with me....

SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN DON FANELLI REMINISCES ON 35 YEARS OF SERVICE

Capt. Don Fanelli could tell stories for hours on his law enforcement career that spanned 35 years.  He remembers the days working in Ohio before shuttering mills and...

HURRICANE NAMES: WHY WE’LL NEVER HAVE ANOTHER GREEK ALPHABET STORM

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Before the embers could cool from the Independence Day fireworks, the Keys got a visit from our first tropical event of the 2021 season: Elsa. Thankfully, Elsa...
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